Ruth Pearson MA CQSW
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Ruth Pearson has over 30 years experience in the field of safeguarding children, originally as a practicing social worker and subsequently as a Senior Practitioner in Child Protection. She then became involved in the area of multi-agency child protection training and development and managed safeguarding training services for two ACPCs/LSCBs. She has an MA in Child Welfare and Protection, from Huddersfield University.
Ruth has taught on undergraduate, post graduate and post qualifying social work courses at both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Working with Hostile or Uncooperative Families in Good Practice in Safeguarding Children (Hughes & Owen, 2009) and  guidance on Disguised Compliance for Community Care Inform (2013). She has been the independent author of a number of Serious Case Reviews and Audits of Practice for LSCBs using Appreciative Inquiry methods.
Ruth Pearson offers:
  • high quality training and development, primarily concerned with safeguarding children, to statutory and voluntary settings both in single or multi-agency contexts. 
  • training on areas such as: Working with Resistant, Hostile or Uncooperative Families; Working with Disguised Compliance; Assessment of Neglect; Working with 'Hidden' Men
All  training now available in online format -either Teams or Zoom - excellent feedback from online courses 'Thank you Ruth, you are an excellent trainer with vast experience & knowledge. I would recommend your training' (Cardiff CSC) 'The delivery of the course was outstanding!' (Staffs LSCP 2021) 'Best online training I have been on' (Stoke LSCB 2021)
Member of AMED; Public Liability Insurance
See Ruth Pearson talking about Working with Hostile or Uncooperative Families and Hidden Men at Virtual College events              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgQEoB9UbmY                                               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90qJj6YXNKA